Less Than 10% of Mosquito Species Spread Human Disease

A new study examining the associations between mosquito species and the germs they carry finds just 9.3 percent of species transmit human disease-causing pathogens—but those associations are strong and likely resilient to the removal of individual species from the vector network. Within that network, the southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) was the “most connected” species, capable of transmitting many pathogens that may also be transmitted by many other mosquitos in the…

Source: Entomology Today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close